SPS COVID-19 INFORMATION
- Reporting COVID-19 Information
- School and Community Covid Data
- From our Superintendent
- Safe Return To In-Person 2021-2022
- Breakfast and Lunch Program Info
- Community & Family Support
- Educational Technology Resources
- Health Related Parent Information
- Special Education / Pupil Services Support
- Technical Support for Students
As indicated in the update post above, the district is no longer engaging in contact tracing.
Going forward please submit via the district online submission portal or contact your child's school during normal school hours.
- Connecticut State Department of Education Plan
- Addendum 1 - Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning Due to COVID19
- Addendum 2 - COVID Guidance and Considerations for Preschool Located in Public Schools
- Addendum 3 - Fall Reopening Resource Document for Students with High Needs
- Addendum 4 - Guidance Decision Making
- Addendum 5 - Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios
- Addendum 6 - Reopen Guidance for Education Students with Disabilities
- Addendum 7 - COVID19 Reopening Considerations for Connecticut K-12 Music Programs
- Addendum 8 - Fire and School Safety During COVID19
- Addendum 9 - Contact Tracing Scenarios in Schools
- Addendum 10 - Reframing and Reopening School Discipline
- Addendum 11 - Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks
- Addendum 12 - Planning the Instructional Time for Remote Learning in Hybrid and Full Remote Models
- Addendum 13 - Guidance and Considerations for School Nutrition Programs for School Year 2020-21
- Addendum 14 - Supporting Student Attendance and Engagement during Hybrid or Remote Learning
Addenda to the August 31, 2020 Update:
- SPS Learning Plan Addendum A, Nursing and School Health Protocols - revised 9/24/2020
- SPS Learning Plan Addendum B, Special Education
- SPS Learning Plan Addendum C, Cleaning and Disinfecting
- SPS Learning Plan Addendum D, Food Service
- Addendum 11, Masks and Face Coverings
Talk It Out Line, sponsored by The State of Connecticut. For parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand and to talk your feelings out. 1-833-258-5011 or www.talkitoutct.com
The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory is a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment. The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy. Available online at https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Southington_Behavioral_Health_Resource_Directory_2nd_Edition_Nov_2018.pdf
Safe Connect Connecticut, the statewide domestic violence hotline, receives calls, does a thorough assessment of needs, emotional support, safety planning, and options, and then, depending on what the clients are searching for, they may provide help obtaining counseling/support groups, shelter, housing assistance, basic needs.
Call (888) 774-2900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat at https://ctsafeconnect.com/.
Supporting children during Covid-19 from the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington: http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/covid-19-and-children/
Advice on helping children with Grief and Death from the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington: http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/grief-and-death/
Parents - Prevent meltdowns and keep your sanity. Make things easier on yourself and on the kids by creating your own routine and keeping to a schedule.
Get your emotional support system in place
Town of Southington Youth Services- Supportive Counseling Services
Christina Simms- email@example.com 860-276-6284
John Sperduti- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Williams- email@example.com
Southington YMCA Facebook Groups
Additional online resources
Hop Brook Counseling Center: Patients can self-refer directly by calling 860-259-4282 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids in Crisis: 203-327-KIDS
Text the Crisis line: 741741
Call the National Suicide Lifeline at 800-273-TALK
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ support) 866-488-7386
Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Resources
COVID-19 and Children:http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/covid-19-and-children/
Free Educational Resources & Activities During COVID-19: http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/free-educational-resources-and-activities-during-covid-19/
Childcare openings, including providers who can care for school-age children during the school day during remote learning: http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/childcare-openings-fall-2020/
ECCS Resource Directory: http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/resources/
Southington Public Library Resources
- SPL@Home: Virtual Programing and Resources Flyer
- Virtual Programming: https://www.southingtonlibrary.org/virtual-programming.html
- Get a Library Card: https://www.southingtonlibrary.org/get-an-ecard.html
- E-Newsletter: Text 22828 to SPL to sign up for our digital newsletter
We appreciate your assistance with the following COVID-19 protocols designed to keep your families, and all students and staff healthy.
Update Contact Information: Please check your phone numbers to ensure the district has the most up to date contact information on Power School.
Pick-up Plan: If your child becomes ill during the school day, please be readily available to pick up your child or have a pickup plan in place with a designated person.
COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation: If your child has been vaccinated for COVID-19, please submit a copy of the documentation to your school’s nursing staff. If vaccinated, your child will be exempt from quarantines if they are designated as a close contact of a person who tests positive.
Observe your child for symptoms of illness every day.
Key COVID-19 Symptoms: Feeling feverish, Measured temperature of 100.4 or higher, Chills, Uncontrolled new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell
For those students presenting with Key COVID-19 symptoms, a referral to their healthcare provider and the State of CT DPH Addendum 5 directives will apply.
Students should stay home from school when they do not feel well.
For those students presenting with symptoms of illness that are not listed as Key COVID-19 Symptoms, please follow the guide, When Your Child is Ill for information about keeping your child home from school and returning to school.
Quarantine Information: Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others. Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.
Notify your school nurse: If your child is going to be absent
If your child had close contact to a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19.
Contact your health care provider and follow local health department guidance. Contact your school nurse before returning your child to school.
Travel Advisory: Please check the CDC for the most current Travel information:
If your child is participating in remote learning and your family is planning to leave the state, please be advised that your child’s remote program will be changed. Occupational and Physical Therapy and Speech will not be delivered as part of your child’s program while you are out of state due to licensure issues. Your child will continue to receive regular and special education services as outlined in the LMIP. Upon return, please notify your child’s case manager and services will resume once again. Please let the PPS office know if you have any questions.
Parent Information for Virtual PPT Meetings
- Virtual Meetings - Tipsheet
- Infographic (English) / Infographic (Spanish)
- Sample Agenda (English) / Sample Agenda (Spanish)
Please view the Technical Support page for troubleshooting tips and to submit a support ticket.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.